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Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by dshen54, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. dshen54

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    Took a lot of time deciding weather I wanted xpel again on my new tesla vs auto-flex and weighing the pros and cons, I went with auto-flex this time and was deeply impressed.

    Here's a video of my car getting autoflexed by PRODIPPER in NYC in a Satin/Matte carbon-sterling silver.



    Before and after pictures below,

    AUTOFLEX TESLA - Google Drive

    If y'all have any questions about someone let me know !


    Here's the tesla thread I've made there might be more info on there that can help you, some people are asking a lot of questions on there.

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  2. HankLloydRight

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    That silver is sick. Congrats!
     
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    How much did that cost?
     
  4. dshen54

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    For everything like 2600

    I had the bottom doors done and wheels done. They usually do layers less but had 14 layers and they primed and buffed it and did a full interior exterior (Wheels and under) clean since I requested it.

    It's usually a tad cheaper if you want the standard spray on. I think Hank did his for a tad cheaper since he was a repeating customer.
     
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    Hank, you had something similar done a couple of years ago, right? How does it look now? I'm seriously considering doing AutoFlex now that I've seen this thread, although I had planned on probably opting for XPEL satin, or "stealth", to try to get closer to the look of the silver of the pre-production silver 3. That one knocked my socks off -- the regular production car silver not so much. I'll be getting my 3 in the Sept-Nov "window" and want to be prepared. Trying to do my due diligence now so that I feel confident I'm not making a mistake in opting for the AutoFlex over the XPEL wrap -- with ceramic coating.

    There is ONE AutoFlex-certified shop in my area, so I'm hoping to see samples of their work, but hearing from folks who've had this done 2 or 3 years ago would be most helpful! :)
     
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    I've done expel ultimate clear bra for my BMW awhile ago and do note that Autoflex is like 65 percent of the thickness of xpel so it won't offer as much but has the same healing properties as xpel.

    His car is amazing however it's too bold for me haha XD. I'm sure @HankLloydRight will talk about it. Cops must really like pulling him over with his ticket me blue.

    Please be VERY WARY of the installer skills in both painting and handling it. I would do research to see if they's are good or not because the quality of the auto flex heavily depends on the skill of the applicator and how they do it. It is something a professional with a good eye for layering and paint should do. This isn't like a wrap where you can half ass slap it on and it will be even. Too much paint = dripping , not drying it properly or applying too little = peeling or discoloration , uneven painting or layering = bad finish and won't have even light distribution/relection like OEM paint (Especially with the super metallic chrome type paints)

    I've done the research with all the auto flex installers in NY and ended up choosing Phillips because he was passionate and couldn't stop talking about how they do autoflex and walked me through the step by step process. They invited me to see a live car being primed for spray and I had to clean myself before going into the contained spray booth.

    The low key small details they do and they don't really talk about really adds up in the end to maximize the quality and finish of the install.
     
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    Damn that's hot. Reminds me of LIke Tesla on Youtube when they did XPEL Stealth on their silver Model 3. For 2,600 that's half the cost of XPEL Stealth. Seems like a nice option for people on a budget.
     
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    Looks like the silver from the prototype model 3 that i was hoping for that didn't make it to production, congrats .
     
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    Yes, I did a hypershift blue+purple tint (see thread here), but I sold the car early last year, so I can't tell you how it looks now. The purple shift looked cool, but was a little bit 'out there' so when I did it again on my P85D, I just want for a straight brighter blue (see thread here).

    I've never heard of 'ticket me blue' before. ;) But I never get pulled over because I have an Escort 9500ci radar+laser stealth system installed, which has saved my ass countless times.
     
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